North Carolina 5th Annual Inclusion Summit

June 19th - 20th, 2020

The Annual Inclusion Summit brings a wide variety of disability inclusion stakeholders together to discuss current practices and future innovations. Thus, we invite participants and presenters from among educators, school administrators, related service providers, individuals with disabilities and their families, employers of individuals with disabilities, community-based service providers, vocational support service providers, researchers, policymakers, and all others who participate in inclusive practices across the lifespan.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Adrian Wood, Ph.D.

Tales of an Educated Debutante

See Dr. Wood's website for her biography!

Featured Speaker

Matthew Schwab

See Matthew's website for his biography!

Date and Location


  • Friday and Saturday, June 19th and 20th, 2020


  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro, School of Education Building


  • 1300 Spring Garden Street, Greensboro, NC 27414


  • Free parking will be available in either the Oakland Deck or the Walker Deck. Please inform the Conference Coordinator if you will need a parking pass.

Registration Information

  • Regular Registrants: $100

  • Presentation Rate: $75

  • NC TASH or NC CEC Member: $75

  • Group Rates: Group Rate is available at $75 per participant. To request a Group Rate contact Carol Sanders at or (336) 315-7451.

To register, visit the Summit website!

*NOTE: Please register ONE person at a time!

Request for Proposals

RFPs will be accepted for the North Carolina 5th Annual Inclusion Summit from two populations of interest.

  • The Academic Form (i.e., Form A) seeks applications for posters or presentations with Q & A from researchers and doctoral students.

  • The Community Form (i.e., Form B) seeks applications for posters or presentations with Q & A from community practitioners, providers and administrators.

  • Deadline to submit RFPs in both categories is March 10th.

  • More details and the application for Academic and Community posters and presentation are provided below.

Academic Form

Community Form

Hotels in Greensboro

There are many hotels close to the University in the Greensboro area.

We have reserved a block of rooms at the Sheraton - details are forthcoming.


The registration site has an accessibility form. However, here is the link for your convenience!

Please let us know how we can best help ensure your full participation!

Universal Design Information

Accepted presenters are expected to adhere to the principals of Universal Design in order to ensure accessibility and full participation of all attendees.

Below, please find resources to help meet those requirements.

Poster Presentations

Poster size requirements:

No smaller than 48" x 36"

There are several options for ordering posters - tips from Debbie Holzberg!

Fabric posters are inexpensive and travel GREAT! I order from Spoonflower - give yourself enough lead time - about 2 - 3 weeks. They are out of Durham, so transit time is typically pretty quick.

The link is:

Duke University has a helpful link for ordering from Spoonflower!

In the past, I ordered performance jersey; however, that fabric is discontinued. They recommend Petal Signature Cotton (which appears to be less expensive). I do know know if it is wrinkle-free, so you may want to check that out. The size is 56" x 36".

The colors come out great and the price is exceptional!

Alternatively, you can order paper posters from many of the office supply stores and online outlets.

Presentation with Q & A

Presentations are 50 minutes in length. Projectors and cables will be provided. Please be sure to bring the appropriate dongle for your computer. Each room has a computer which can be accessed - if you elect to use the computer in the room, please be sure to save your presentation to the cloud and/or to a USB (probably both just in case)!

Accessibility is important and word walls can detract from the presentation. The University of Kentucky suggests these guidelines for creating accessible PowerPoint Presentations.

PowerPoint now has a feature which captions as you present (i.e., real-time). It is not perfect, but it is pretty accurate and increases accessibility. Please see the document below for instructions.

PowerPoint Captioning Instructions_Visual.pdf

Instructions for captioning PowerPoint Presentations


If you have questions please contact Debbie Holzberg at (704)-771-4330 or